First Photoshoot

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    So I have my first official photo shoot event this Sunday. I was wondering if any of you had any advice on preparing for that?


     
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    Decide what you want to get from the shoot, don't be controlled by the model/s, use the light and if you can research the space before you do it, unless it's a studio session..
     
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    It's going to be outside on a fairly overcast day, I just want to be sure this goes right. It's going to be alot of people. I dont know if i want to bring my tripod either or is freehand best for it
     
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    What/who are you shooting? Indoors? Outside? Equipment? Experience level?

    You need to provide some info if you want to get any usable advice.
     
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    Flash/Reflector, choose your background carefully, light will be bad so shoot to the right (histogram) - shoot RAW, nail what you can and if the weather is bad, or too bad be artistic in post.

    Otherwise, Shoot to the right of the histogram, and don't expect great results for groups....
     
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    Its outside and im shooting a large group of people. Its a black history month photoshoot event that I'm hosting and I have a camera and a tripod. and I'm still an aspiring professional photographer as I have not had any clients yet.
     
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    Meter for the highlights...

    A group depending how large and how far away you are and the lens will be a f5.6 shot. use lighting from reflections off of buildings, if they don't have a set idea use your time and shoot shoot shoot
    experiment, edit and try to capture the idea they want, the emotion, the rest is on you...

    Don't be afraid to orchestrate..
     
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    Okay thank you! this is great advice. Didn't want to fail this
     
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    Checking jpg on the cam isn't enough, Use your histogram... If you spike to the right then change it up.. Best of luck
     
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    Thank you for the words of advice! Definitely will show the pics when its over to get a critique
     
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    I have no flash, no reflector...FYI... I have used, But I prefer natural light, try your best to see it, and use it... You won't be sorry. Looking forward to seeing some shots
     
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    Yea i dont use flash I feel sometimes it takes away from the picture. Natural is better I prefer it as well. Thank you I can't wait to shoot them.
     

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